Gilbert, an imaginative young Black detective, tackles his first case: to find the rightful owner of a duck who is riding the elevator in his "no pets allowed" housing project. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: vhs, children Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
When her boyfriend won't accompany a dying woman for a night on the town, a girlfriend agrees to go with her. Originally afraid the excitement might kill her, the boyfriend reconsiders. As they walk to the apartment door, she collapses and dies. Written and Directed by Edward D. Wood Jr. Angela Stevens - June Phyllis Coats - Rene Ton Keene - Paul (as Richard Powers) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: The Sun Was Setting, Edward D. Wood Jr, Ed Wood, Glen or Glenda, Bride of the Monster, Plan 9 from...
In four minutes and not moving from one spot, Marcel Marceau conveys the seven ages of mankind, beginning with life emerging from the womb, through the cycles of life to the grave. Marceau believes "this pantomime reveals maybe the best of what mime can do in condensing time." For more on filmmaker John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: pantomime
This was a remarkable film made as part of one of the most inventive series of films made for young learners, the 20-part 'Inventive Child' series, distributed in North America by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films. The film is an animated, non-narrated story about an extremely inventive boy, who develops a phonograph from materials found around the farm, beginning with a platter made from a pottery wheel. When his home phono is completed, the dog barks on the platter scare away a fox that has been... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
'Symmetry' (1966) 10m, dir. Philip Stapp Stapp was one of the greatest animators working in the 1950-1975 era, using stylized, often pointillist abstract imagery, in a floating world sometimes surrealist, at other times reminiscent of Japanese "ukiyo-e" illustration. His spectacular 'Symmetry' is his greatest film, a fantasy of dancing images breaking apart, spinning, and converging. For more information on Stapp, visit: http://www.afana.org/stapp.htm favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Animation
byJohn Barnes; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
One in a series of twelve films in which the great French mime Marcel Marceau performs some works from his repertoire. In his introduction Marceau states that to him this pantomime has different meanings. He explains that the maskmaker represents humanity and has all the faces humanity can possess. He also suggests that while many people hide behind masks, others use them to create symbols of life and says that the last mask will reveal man in his only and real moment of truth. As the performer... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: pantomime
Here is a clip of Criswell predicting the future on the Johnny Carson show. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: The Amazing Criswell, Tonight Show, Johnny Carson, Edward D. Wood Jr, Ed Wood, Bride of the...
Last reel of a 3-reel sponsored film directed by Willard Van Dyke for the NYU alumni association. Dates from the 1950s or early 1960s. This 35mm reel comes from the Prelinger Collection at the Library of Congress. Prelinger Archives records that it came from the International Film Bureau. No traces at NYU Archives, except one mention in an NYU Film Library distribution catalog of the early 1960s. No mention in Willard Van Dyke filmographies. Files at NARA document that NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: orphan film symposium, New York University
Tells the story of how Penny, Frank's dog, feels neglected when his master is too busy to play with him. Penny chases a cat up a tree, but Frank forgives him for getting into mischief. A simple film intended for very young audiences. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Jean confides to a friend that her doll is catching the measles. Jean's brother overhears the remark and paints red spots on her doll's face. In return for the trick, Jean paints a 'MEASLES, KEEP OUT' sign. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Homage à François Couperin (1978) 2m, dir. Philip Stapp. Also known as "Butterflies". A three-minute fantasy of butterflies and dragonflies cavorting amongst the pussywillows, Japanese-inspired animation accompanied by two variations on keyboard works by the Baroque composer. Uses a pointillist technique to provide a stroboscopic illusion where recognizable shapes become fluid abstractions, and where time is stretched to reveal the main patterns of the choreography. Exhibits a... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: animation, Couperin, baroque, music
'Journey to the Center of a Triangle' (1976) 8m, dir. Bruce & Katharine Cornwell. Another fabulous film by the Cornwells, created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal. Presents a series of animated constructions that determine the center of a variety of triangles, including such centers as circumcenter, incenter, centroid and orthocenter. The music is Bach's preludes 8 (Eb minor) and 12 (F minor) from the Well Tempered Clavier. More on the Cornwells at http://www.afana.org/cornwell.htm... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: mathematics, science
This is the original widescreen print, which is significantly sharper than the 4:3 print here at IA. According to IMDB this version also is in the public domain. Anyway, how could you not like a movie with dialog like this: "We balled and we balled and we balled, until he dropped dead." Besides, there are many happy endings, and it gives a whole new meaning to, "What's the buzz?" Directed by Denis Sanders. Released in 1973. (a.k.a. "Graveyard Tramps") favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: sci fi, exploitation, sexploitation, lethal sex, nudity, entomology gone wild, killer housewives
Tells the story of how Penny, Frank's dog, feels neglected when his master is too busy to play with him. Penny chases a cat up a tree, but Frank forgives him for getting into mischief. A simple film intended for very young audiences. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )